Gambit puzzles by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Marcel Duchamp
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 3.
Marcel Duchamp vs C Wreford Brown, Paris, 1924
7k/p5pp/1p3rn1/4p1q1/8/BPQP2PP/P3P2K/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qc8+ w/Qxf8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Jan Kleczynski vs Marcel Duchamp, Paris, 1924
6k1/1p3p2/1p4p1/p5Q1/P1P2P2/1Pq1r2P/3R4/3K4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa1+ ]

c)
John O'Hanlon vs Marcel Duchamp, Nice, 1930
4r3/q5p1/p3rk2/1p1pnpp1/8/1PP1RPP1/P2QR1P1/4KB2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3+ Rxd3 Rxe2+ if Bxe2 Qg1# or if Rxe2 Qxe2 Rxe2+ Bxe2 Qg1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
De Marolles vs Marcel Duchamp, France, 1932
4r1k1/6pp/Qp1r4/2pb1P2/5PqP/2P3n1/P6K/R1B2BR1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf1+ if Qxf1 Re2+ ]

1d)
mate in 4
De Marolles vs Marcel Duchamp


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